Producer Profile

Abbia Nova

Nestled in the historic town of Piglio within the Lazio wine region, Abbia Nòva's vineyards are imbued with centuries of rich history. From hosting Bernard of Clairvaux as he embarked on his monastic journey to serving as summer retreats for Roman emperors Nerva and Trajan, the land exudes a sense of profound heritage. For over four hundred years, Cesanese d’Affile has reigned supreme in Piglio, though Abbia Nòva also champions the revival of other ancient varietals like Passerina and Nostrano. Cousins Daniele and Pierluca Proietti, hailing from humble farming backgrounds, infuse their winemaking with a deeply personal and natural agricultural ethos, blending local traditions with cultural influences garnered from years of experimentation with natural methods.

Where The Wines Come From


In the picturesque region of Lazio, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, a growing number of winemakers are embracing natural winemaking practices, offering a unique take on the traditional wines of this historic area. With its rolling hills, volcanic soils, and diverse microclimates, Lazio provides an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in Lazio focus on organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating native grape varieties such as Malvasia, Trebbiano, and Cesanese with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical pesticides and additives, they allow the grapes to express their true terroir, resulting in wines that are vibrant, expressive, and full of character. From crisp, mineral-driven whites to elegant, earthy reds, Lazio's natural wines capture the essence of the region's rich cultural heritage and offer a taste of the unique landscapes that define this beautiful corner of Italy.